'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity Test | Final Test - Hard

Beverly Daniel Tatum
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second largest community of color that is growing the fastest according to the author?

2. Who signed Executive order 11246?

3. Tatum writes in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 6, The Development of White Identity that many Whites' only sense of Whiteness is that it is "normal," but true, positive white identity should be based in what?

4. In the United States, what term is in official use and defined as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race?

5. The revised OMB standards since 1997 identify a minimum of how many racial categories?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Tatum describe the development of white identity in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 6, The Development of White Identity?

2. What do productive racial dialogues promote, according to the author in Part V, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 10, Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue?

3. What is the impact of the "one-drop" rule in history, as discussed in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 9, Identity Development in Multiracial Families?

4. In Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development, Tatum addresses what element as drawing together minorities?

5. How does the author describe the similarities and variations within the Native American community in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development?

6. How does the author introduce the concept of affirmative action in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 7, White Identity and Affirmative Action?

7. What are the costs of a lack of a racial dialogue, according to the author in Part V, Breaking the Silence, Chapter 10, Embracing a Cross-Racial Dialogue?

8. What is the author's conclusion about forming racial identity within minority groups in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development?

9. What problems does Tatum discuss which can result from the different concepts of affirmative action in Part III, Understanding Whiteness in a White Context, Chapter 7, White Identity and Affirmative Action?

10. What is the first ethnic/racial group that the author addresses in Part IV, Beyond Black and White, Chapter 8, Critical Issues in Latino, American Indian, and Asian Pacific American Identity Development? Who comprises this group?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the period of history when the author studied at university and the racial climate in America during this time. How did this affect the author's racial identity development?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Tatum's assertion that Whites, in resisting racism, often want to simply retreat into their individuality. What does the author mean by this phrase?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the author Beverly Daniel Tatum and the reception of 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?': A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity. How has the novel impacted educational techniques and psychology?

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